Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 9,196 | Reviews: 3,324 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by charlzm:
4.86/5 rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Consumed 07/05/08 at Verdugo Bar, Los Angeles CA.
Very dark brown with exceptional clarity (yes, it's true): deep garnet and ruby highlights when held to light. One finger creamy tan nitro head that sticks around forever.
Aroma is awesome: dark semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and even a subtle red grape character.
Texture is velvety smooth.
The flavor is substantial roasted dark malts, resulting in a profile similar to the nose: bittersweet chocolate, rich roasted coffee with a hint of cream and sugar and restrained but noticeable bitterness on the aftertaste.
Sublime and drinkable as anything I have ever had, the glass was drained far too soon on this one.
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-07-2008 01:03:34 | More by charlzm
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4.48/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful dark black with brown highlights. Hefty head of mocha chocolate color, can't wait to drink it. The smell is of a heavy roast from the malt, a touch of chocolate, some dark fruits, and a bit of char. You get all this chocolate, the heavy roast switches to blackened charred and smoked meats, raisins, and ends with a sweet wash almost like maple syrup or brown sugar. Great super medium mouthfeel. Letting it just lay on your palate giving off the flavors and your ready to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 17:55:54 | More by TheFizzinator
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,196 ratings.